Tag: U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt

Blunt backs Protect Kids and Parents Act

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) yesterday joined U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) and 17 of his Senate colleagues as an original co-sponsor of the Protect Kids and Parents Act. “The situation at the border is unacceptable and it needs to be resolved,” said Blunt. “This bill will keep families together and expedite the asylum process. It will increase the number of federal immigration judges to help address the backlog of cases, which now […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on Confirmation of Timothy Garrison to Serve as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement after the Senate voted, by unanimous consent, to confirm the nomination of Timothy Garrison to serve as the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri: “Tim Garrison has dedicated his career to making our communities and nation a safer place. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he has enforced the rule of law and taken hundreds of violent criminals off our streets. […]

RELEASE: Blunt: $2.2 million investment in Cox College Nursing School will strengthen Missouri’s health care workforce, expand access to quality care

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), a member of both the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees, today released the following statement after the Department of Commerce announced that Cox College will receive a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to strengthen its health care workforce development program. “The Cox College nursing program does an exceptional job providing students the training and skills they need to launch their careers and make […]

Blunt speaks on Senate floor regarding tax reform

WASHINGTON – U.S Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate floor yesterday in support of tax reform. Blunt noted that a simpler, fairer tax code will allow Americans to keep more of their hard-earned income, create more high-paying jobs, and increase U.S. competitiveness. Following are excerpts from Blunt’s remarks: “I’m not aware of any of the Missouri constituents that I work for that wouldn’t like to see a tax code that was simpler, that […]

Blunt, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Bolster Veteran Peer Specialist Services

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to expand veterans’ access to peer counseling specialists to better combat the risks of suicide and treat associated mental health conditions. “Our nation has a responsibility to ensure our veterans have access to quality behavioral and mental health treatment,” said Blunt. “Given their shared experiences, peer specialists are uniquely positioned to provide veterans the support they need in their care […]

Blunt to hold press conference on introduction of SAFE at Home Act

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET in room SR-485 of the Russell Senate Office Building to announce the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act. Press Conference on the SAFE at Home […]

Blunt to Visit Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot in Springfield

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will be in Springfield, Mo., today at 1:45 p.m. CT to meet with 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group personnel and tour the Aviation Classification Repair Activity Depot (AVCRAD). Blunt will discuss the AVCRAD’s critical role in providing maintenance for Army National Guard aviation units in multiple states, and the substantial savings that operations at the AVCRAD facility provide for the National Guard. Blunt will hold a press […]